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Fire Rescue Brings New Logistics Manger Onboard


Published on Dec 10, 2020


Bartow, Fla. (December 8, 2020) - Polk County Fire Rescue Chief Robert Weech announced the hiring of James Weed as the Division’s new logistics manager.

Weed is a seasoned leader and manager with more than 40 years’ experience in key public safety, fire/rescue and emergency management operations and management. Beginning his career in 1971 with the Howard County Fire Department in Ellicott City, Maryland, Weed has spent his entire career in the public safety arena. This includes stints as a Fire Chief, Emergency Management director, Chairman of the Southeastern New Hampshire Hazardous Materials Mutual Aid District, Division Director of the Hazardous Materials Response Division for the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services, and a safety officer for the office of occupational safety and health for the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

He holds a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Maryland in Fire Administration Management Studies, as well as a Master’s of Science from Grand Canyon University in Public Safety and Fire Executive Leadership with post-graduate work in the field of Trauma at John Hopkins University.